Greetings 5A community,
I hope you had a lovely Tet break and managed to spend some quality family time together. I topped up my tan in Da Nang for a week. It was blissful.
In UOI this week we began working on our governance assessment. Students have been given two choices for how to present their key understandings of the unit. Some students are designing their own governing system for a fictional organization. The other students are thinking about how they can use their citizenship to take action on an issue important to them. In both cases, students are required to show their understanding of the Central Idea: ‘Power comes with responsibility,’ as well as the key concepts ‘Perspective, Form & Responsibility.’ This time around, class presentations must utilise a new kind of technology (Google Slides have been banned, for the time being).
In Literacy this week, we have continued our examination of the discussion text by reading samples and identifying the key features. We began the writing stage by planning a discussion text, first as a class (Are dogs better pets than cats?), and then individually (Will Grade six be better than grade five?). Before the Tet break, we interviewed some grade six students for their opinion, and we are now learning how to support our discussions with the testimonials gathered during the interview.
In Math this week, we continued our examination of fractions by adding fractions with like, and unlike denominators. Ms Beth visited us on Wednesday when we spent the morning making the connection between visual models (manipulatives & pictures), and the symbolic form (number) representations.
For the past two days, the class has also been very busy undertaking their ISA (International Schools Assessment) testing. They were all very engaged throughout the testing block and should be commended for their approach to the tests.
G5 PYP Exhibition
What are you passionate about?
What issues exist in this world that needs your attention?
What are you going to do about it?
Our grade 5 students are about to launch into the culminating event of their time in the Primary Years Programme with the aim of answering all of these questions. Students and teachers have been busily preparing for this event all year. It is with great excitement that we are now ready to begin our G5 Exhibition otherwise known as PYPx.
PYPx is an opportunity for our oldest elementary school students to reflect on their time in the PYP and use the skills, knowledge, and understandings that they have developed over the years to take action in an authentic and meaningful way.
This is very much a community project where we will involve students, teachers, parents and other members of the school community to support the G5 students work towards achieving their goals.
Parents and other community members are invited to join us for an information session on PYPx where we will share the Exhibition schedule, objectives and expectations.
Please join us on Friday, March 1st from 8:15 – 9:30am in the ES Creativity Space.
When? Friday, March 1st from 8:15 – 9:30am in the ES Creativity Space.
What? Parent Information session on PYPx
Who? All interested community members with a passion, skill or area of expertise to share with our students.
- Have we collected our Blue Dragon money and returned it to school?
- What have you decided to do for your UOI assessment?
- What part of the ISA testing did you enjoy? What part did you find challenging?
- What are you writing a discussion on?
Important dates and announcements:
- February 18 Snack Sale – bring in 10,000 – 20,000VND
- February 18 – March 1 – Art Auction
- February 22 Blue Dragon money due
- February 23 SCO Fund Run
- March 1 PYPx Parent Coffee Morning
- March 3 Aquathlon – Sign Up here